Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,269 Ratings
Lindemans KriekLindemans Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Kriek Foudroyante

Added by Quaffer on 07-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,269
Reviews:
533
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
179
For Trade:
2
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Photo of brl
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of katesinternet
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerguy04
4.81/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a purplish pink with a big pinkish white head. Smell is of sour cherry. Taste is of dark cherry and other dark fruits. Subdued sour taste. Mouthfeel is acidic and very wine like. Overall a good bridge for wine lovers to beer.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

She pours a deep ruby red/purple colored body with a one and a half finger fluffy lumpy light pink head that lasts a good five minutes. I couldn’t see any carbonation because the body was too dark. The smell has black cherries up front and dominating, some light barley and dark fruits. Just a tad of sourness comes out. The taste has a decent combination between the sweet black cherries and sour cherries. Some spice mixes in with the barley. On the palate, its about a light to medium body giving a "soda" feel to the beer as the carbonation makes itself present. Still, this is very easy to drink. With the low ABV, this is very sessionable. Overall, is this a beer? Oh, woops, my bad, apologies for my sarcasm, of course it is, just a really good one in the warmer weather.

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Photo of bmaslakov
4.64/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CamilleGege
3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of novamat
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a Duvel tulip glass.

A: The body is red to purple with a pink head, having a one finger thickness with an awesome retention​ and lacing. Looking really cool.
S: The aroma is very sweet of cherry jam, cherry and lots of sugary contents make it that way.
T: Lots and lots of cherries. There's literally no other flavor coming in except with the very very small profile of tartness from the sourness of this beer.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is present in a very small amount and should go unnoticed as it is. Sourness should be bigger but this way, it makes the beer very very drinkable.
O: Easily the best Kriek I've ever had!

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of siebevl
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of handmuffin
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours ruby red with large startling pink head that genuinely looks like cotton candy. First aroma after removing the cork is bright sour and acidity, like red wine vinegar. That aroma fades very quickly after pouring, replaced by a very strong cherry smell, like cherry pie filling. No hop or malt aroma is detectable. The flavor is even more cherry upfront, with a mild barnyard funk and sour acidity in the back, very reminiscent of the freshly uncorked aroma. Sweet finish with no hop flavor or bitterness detectable. Surprisingly full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall this beer is interesting. I had read that Lindemans fruited lambics were too sweet or overly artificial tasting, and while I do agree it is rather sweet and the cherry flavor could be interpreted by some as medicinal, neither are so egregious as to make the beer unenjoyable. The sweetness pairs well with the sour and cherry flavor to produce an effect similar to eating fresh tart cherries. The underlying barnyard and horse blanket flavors and aromas that peak out suggest a legitimate lambic component to the beer, very similar to Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvee Rene. In summary, this may be too sweet and overly fruited to be a traditional kriek, but it is still a complex and enjoyable brew.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Garnet color with substantial and lasting pink, frothy head. Persistent lacing.
S: Cherry and anise.
T: Cherry, caramel, molasses. Tartness substantially offsets the sweetness to very good effect.
M: Light bodied, effervescence passes quickly.
O: Very enjoyable: dessert, not the main course.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Bujon
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A great beverage, but does fall into my 'is it beer' category.

That aside, reviewing purely on its individual merits;

Appearance is very like a fruit juice from concentrate, and really has you in the frame of mind for drinking a soft drink.

Aroma is great, cherry bliss, and again you're thinking full blow fruit juice here.

The taste is good, a bit on the sweet side, and no sense of any alcohol at all.

There is a little fizz on the tongue and boom its gone in a flash, leaving no aftertaste which is surprising.

As with this type of beer I would prefer more abv and a little less sweetness, but for what it is, it is pretty good.

You'll either love it or hate it.

...small adjustment, as I continue on, the beer is starting to leave a powdery coating to my teeth and tongue, so knocked down the feel by 0.25

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eerdenk
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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